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Inventory Manager

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO (OUR PURPOSE)...

Botle Buhle Brands has been in the business of changing the lives of many since 1998, empowering people to earn a sustainable income and to create similar opportunities for those around them.


A place where meaningful work and empowering people to grow to their fullest potential is at the heart of everything we do. With our own fragrance (or what some might define as culture), which includes a diverse mix of beautifully unique personalities who all contribute to our purpose. 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR...

An analytical and efficient individual to ensure effective and efficient management and control of the inventory in the Distribution Centre, through effective implementation, management and control of sound inventory management processes, plans and stock optimisation processes.

WHAT YOU’LL GET THE OPPORTUNITY DO...

Opportunity to ensure that records of each product's inventory count are constantly maintained to prevent out of stock and guarantee customer satisfaction and thereby living out our purpose.


  • To ensure that inventory shrinkage of the Distribution Centre is kept to an absolute minimum

  • Ensure that the Inventory team is motivated and empowered

  • Plan, organise, guide and direct the work of others

  • To develop short term/long term inventory strategies

  • Plan, manage and control the outbound labour costs within allowed targets

  • Schedule, manage, and report on stock takes and analyse shrinkage on variances

  • Ensure shrinkage plans are implemented and managed

  • Logical organisation (or slotting) to ensure faster and more successful shipping operations

  • Manage and implement plans to optimise the movement, housing and flow of stock through the Distribution in an efficient and cost effective manner

  • Analyses large amounts of data in order to create inventory flow plans

  • Works with supply chain to address the operational site capacity with pre-purchase of stock

  • Works with the Operations Manager and relevant heads to manage expectation with inventory flow

  • To analyse situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action for the Distribution Centre

  • Conducting audits

  • Ensuring compliance to OHS and SHEQ standards

  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping

YOUR EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE...

  • Grade 12

  • Supply-Chain / Logistics Degree or Diploma

  • Minimum 5 years in a similar role in a Warehousing and Distribution environment in a similar role

  • Above average competence in MS Office

  • Previous experience in optimisation and engineering of inventory flow plans

  • Valid driver’s license and own reliable transport

YOUR SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES SHOULD INCLUDE...

  • You are passionate about the distribution value chain and customer service

  • Your superpower is planning and organising, tasks, resources and activities

  • A true leader at heart, building, developing, motivating, managing, leading and supporting others by assisting them in their growth and personal development

  • Accountable and courageous. You are willing to hold yourself accountable as well as hold others accountable

  • You are innovative and willing to take initiative

  • You are a great problem solver

  • You thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment